Additional studies for obtaining the right to practise as a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist

For Biomedical Laboratory Scientists with a degree from abroad

Basic information

30-50 ECTS
Study places
Price / Tuition fee
Free of charge

Applications are now closed

The additional studies for Biomedical Laboratory Scientist are aimed at immigrants in Finland who have completed a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science abroad and who have applied to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed Biomedical Laboratory Scientist in Finland. In these studies, it is possible to complete the theory studies and internships required for Valvira's qualification.

The content of the program

  • Additional studies in accordance with the personal study plan (Valvira). The curriculum is planned together with the degree teacher.
  • Internships in working life required for qualification

Mode of delivery, structure and timing

  • The exact scope and duration of the studies are determined in accordance with Valvira.
  • Timing of studies: 15.8.2023-31.12.2024
  • Mode of delivery: classroom study, independent and distance learning, an internship.
  • Language of tuition: Finnish
  • Internship: 3 to 6 weeks

Selection criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science completed abroad
  • Finnish language skills at level B2 or above (CEFR). Read more about language skills requirements.
  • Valvira's decision on additional studies and internships required for qualification in order to obtain professional rights in Finland
  • Sufficient IT skills to complete studies
  • A student must have a permit to work in Finland

Tuition and other fees

  • The studies are free of charge
  • The participant is responsible for Valvira's application and related decision and document fees

How to apply

Applications are now closed

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